Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 4: 17pm
For women and men who struggle with stubborn pockets of fat, CoolSculpting can offer a safe, effective, and non-surgical solution.
But before getting started with this non-invasive body contouring treatment, you probably have a number of questions, including: What happens during a CoolSculpting procedure? Is CoolSculpting painful? Is there any downtime?
To learn the answers to these questions and discover the benefits of painless CoolSculpting, read on.
Is CoolSculpting Painful?
If you are considering non-invasive fat freezing, you may be wondering: Is CoolSculpting painful?
The good news is that most individuals find CoolSculpting to be a quick, easy, and relatively painless process. In fact, it doesn’t require any type of anesthesia and avoids incisions, cutting, or sutures.
During the procedure, a contoured CoolSculpting applicator gently suctions fatty tissue between two cooling panels. You may note a slight tugging, pulling, or pinching sensation as this occurs.
Once the applicator is securely in place, the device delivers controlled cooling to selectively target and destroy fat cells beneath the skin. While you will likely experience the cooling effects, the targeted area usually becomes numb within five-to-10 minutes.
For the duration of the CoolSculpting treatment, you should not feel much of anything and are free to read, watch TV, or work on laptop.
How to Reduce Discomfort
There are several ways to alleviate any discomfort following a CoolSculpting treatment.
Immediately after removing the treatment applicator, your provider will manually massage the area. This helps to reduce inflammation and tenderness and promote lymphatic drainage.
You are also able to take over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or NSAIDS, which combat both pain and inflammation.
Does CoolSculpting Require Any Downtime?
In addition to asking – Is CoolSculpting painful? – many patients want to know if they need to plan for any downtime.
As a completely noninvasive body contouring treatment, CoolSculpting doesn’t require any recovery or disruption to your busy schedule. Accordingly, patients are able to return to work and go about their day as they normally would.
Get Started with CoolSculpting
If you are considering CoolSculpting, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.